About Us

The International Leadership Center (ILC) develops and supports innovative, effective and adaptive leaders to address the most acute and complex challenges facing the world.

We are living in a time of health and climate emergencies, intractable conflicts, growing authoritarianism, and increasing inequalities—and a crisis of leadership.

Located in Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the ILC facilitates the growth of leaders dedicated to preventing conflict and building better societies.

The ILC provides exceptional rising leaders from government, private sector and civil society with opportunities to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and networks, and to access world-leading research, scholars and practitioners.

The ILC is both an incubator and platform that enables rising leaders to flourish and become outstanding ones. It convenes people from different backgrounds, places, and persuasions to learn, to share experiences, and to strategize on how to address key challenges.

The ILC helps leaders make sense of our world and support them to make positive changes through sharing experience, creating a space for exploring and learning, and the development of networks.

This unique Center—established in the 21st year of the 21st century—promotes inclusive and international collaboration and is dedicated to harnessing its network for the local and global good.